Monday, August 29, 2011

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Allen bought Harvest Fresh Farm Old World Basil Pesto Sauce at the Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival earlier in the month. This quick meal was big on taste and delicious.

I used breast tenderloins and cut them into chunks and seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper. I put the chicken in the freezer for ten minutes for easy cutting. In a skillet, I used a little vegetable oil just to coat the pan. When the pan was HOT I added the chicken and cooked it well.

In a small pot, I heated up Harvest Fresh Farm Old World Basil Pesto Sauce on low and then put it aside until the last step.

In a large pot, I boiled water and seasoned it with kosher salt, added 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cooked linguine fini just to al dente. I used Barilla pasta. Before you drain the pasta be sure to reserve a little of the starchy pasta water for the finale.

After draining the pasta, I put it back in the pot I cooked it in. I added 1 tablespoon of butter (this is optional but I think it gives the pasta extra flavor and blends the ingredients better) and tossed the pasta, then added 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and a little grated Parmesan Romano cheese (add as much or as little as you want) and mixed the ingredients well. I added the cooked chicken, the reserved starchy pasta water, pesto sauce and mixed well.

This is a hearty pasta dish and the pesto from Harvest Fresh Farm was so delicious and tasted homemade. The seasoning and ingredients are perfectly balanced and it tasted real fresh. Allen thought it was better than any pesto he has ever had in a restaurant.

To order Harvest Fresh Farm products visit, We met the owners (pictured below) of Harvest Fresh Farm at the Grand Market event earlier this month at the Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. We got to sample some of their products and everything tasted great. The Harvest Fresh Farm booth was busy when we got to it and I can understand why after using cooking with one of their products. I recommend their products and know we will be ordering from them in the near future.

Harvest Fresh Farm at The Grand Market, August 2011

-Sophia/Two Frys

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